The Policy & Practice of Climate Change & Water

A Deeper Blue for Green Bonds: Water Investment Criteria for Nature-based Solutions

Join this webinar to hear about the newly launched water criteria focused on nature-based solutions for green bonds. The criteria have been undergoing staged development by the Climate Bonds Initiative, Alliance for Global Water Adaptation (AGWA-supported by the Stockholm International Water Institute), Ceres, CDP, the World Resources Institute (WRI) and international experts. The criteria are for potential green bond issuers and investors. They help define and evaluate low carbon and climate resilient water infrastructure projects encompassing two broad components: 1) climate mitigation and 2) climate adaptation/resilience.
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A Green Future for Muni Bonds: What to know about green water bonds

This webinar hosted by Ceres will give water service providers an overview of green bonds—a new class of municipal bonds—and their applicability for financing water utility projects. Municipal bonds have always played an important role in financing local water projects. As communities, infrastructure and the climate itself changes, the municipal bond financing landscape is changing as well. Green bonds are an emerging financing tool for water projects that meet the everyday needs of communities in a sustainable and resilient manner. Read More...

AGWA Working Group on Climate Bonds & Water

A new Climate Bonds Expert Working Group, made up of key water sector and industry experts from around the world will be met for the first time today to develop criteria for water investments that can be used to back green and climate bonds certified under the Climate Bond Standard – an easy-to-use tool for investors and governments that allows them to assess the environmental integrity of bonds with confidence.
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